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Amazon is partnering with stores in Manhattan to expand its one-hour delivery service to include prepared foods. The Prime Now service will offer prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery, all quintessential New York neighborhood stores.
Google will launch buy buttons on its search results pages sometime in the next few weeks, putting it in direct competition with online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. The button will first display for users searching for products using a mobile device, according to those familiar with the launch.
China's online marketplace, JD.com, has announced a partnership with luxury eyewear retailer Luxottica. The e-commerce site will also serve as the location for beauty brand Sephora's first and only Chinese online flagship store.
Smaller e-commerce retailers managed to grow Web sales 14.4 percent in 2014, totaling more than $6 billion. That number is just below the overall 15.4 percent increase in U.S. e-commerce and slightly below the 15.7 percent increase among the largest Web merchants.
Online furniture retailer Wayfair has partnered with Kin Community, the No. 1 women's lifestyle multi-platform video network, to launch a home design series created and hosted by Christiane Lemieux, Wayfair's executive creative director.
Ron Johnson, ex-Apple retail chief and the creator of the Apple Store, has announced the launch of Enjoy, a tech gadget store that sells products online and then sends an employee to deliver ordered products and teach the consumer how to use them.
Walmart and Amazon have launched cyber attacks in China with the purest of commercial motives. Walmart is unveiling a mobile shopping app while Amazon is increasing its imported item count from 80,000 to 1.6 million.